Jul 26 2016

The 2016 Ledwidge Lookoff Rally!

The 2016 running of the Bluenose Autosport Club Ledwidge Lookoff Rally has come and cone. Nine teams converged in Nova Scotia to take on the challenging roads of the Conrad Brother’s Quarry in Dartmouth before moving on to the forests of the Noel shore to attack 4 roads run multiple times throughout the evening and, for the first time ever, into the night for a total of 13 stages and over 100 competitive kilometres.

When the dust had settled (and there was a lot of dust!) Quebec rally mainstay Jean-Sébastien Besner and Hubert Gaudreau came out on top for the overall win with their fire-breathing Mitsubishi EVO IX, followed by Quebec team Mikael Arsenault and Manuel Arsenault and locals Jonathan Conrad and Wayne Pitts filling out the podium. Two wheel drive was claimed by local Mal Swann and his Quebec Co-driver Martin Cadieux  with James Whitman and Daphne Sleigh taking second.

Full event results are available at rallyscoring.com

The Bluenose Autosport Club Ledwidge Lookoff Rally will return in 2017, moving back to its traditional late August dates. Stay tuned to www.lookoffrally.com for information on how you can spectate, help out or compete in the region’s premiere rally event!


Car #7 Pearce/Sleigh Spectator Stage

Car #9 Vandaalen/Grandmaison Stage 5 Airport


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Jul 20 2016

Ledwidge Lookoff Rally Spectator Stages, Saturday!

Just a reminder that you can come out and see the rally cars up close and personal and meet the crews this Saturday before watching them tackle the fast and technical roads of the Conrad Bros’ LTD Quarry, 31 Cono Drive in Dartmouth, NS!

Nine teams from Nova Scotia, Quebec and New Hampshire are running in a variety of potent rally cars from Mitsubishi, Subaru, Volkswagen, Audi and Mazda! The biggest field so far for the event!

The Parc Expose Meet and Greet begins at 3:15 with the cars hitting the stages at 4:15. For all the details see the Spectator link on the Ledwidge Lookoff site! Spectating is free and open to rally fans of all ages!

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Jul 17 2016

Come see all the rally action Saturday July 23rd!

Hey Rally Fans, the 2016 edition of the Ledwidge Lookoff Rally is happening next Saturday, July 23rd and its never been easier to get up close to the action! 4pm at the Conrad Brother’s Quarry in Dartmouth (31 Cono Drive, behind Dartmouth Crossing). 9 teams are currently entered from Nova Scotia, Quebec and New Hampshire! The Quarry is like Rally Nirvana with super fast stages, tons of sideways and great sight-lines for spectators! Its free to spectate and rally fans of all ages are welcome! See the cars up close and meet the teams at 3:15pm and see them race at 4:15pm!

For more information and specifics check out the Ledwidge Lookoff website at http://www.lookoffrally.com

The Ledwidge Lookoff Rally is brought to you by Steele Subaru, Q104, Apple Auto Glass, Quiznos Subs and Tim Hortons with generous support of Conrad Bros LTD and Ledwidge Lumber.



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Jul 10 2016

2016 Ledwidge Lookoff Entry List posted!

There’s still time for more cars but the Early Bird entry list for the 2016 Ledwidge Lookoff Rally has been posted! 9 cars are entered already with teams from Nova Scotia, Quebec and New Hampshire! See the list here! The Lookoff Rally takes place in two weeks with spectator stages in Dartmouth before moving on to the forest stages of the Noel Shore for some intense evening stages! Come on out to watch or, even better, volunteer! Best seat in the house! Find out how you can help out here! Rally rally rally!


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Jul 04 2016

2016 Ledwidge Lookoff Rally Supplemental Regulations!

Supplemental regulations for the 2016 Ledwidge Lookoff Rally have been posted! This year’s event features all new roads and, for the first time, night stages! For more details about the event, including a generous tow-fund for visiting entries, see the Ledwidge Lookoff website! Volunteers are always needed to make Rally happen so even if you don’t have a car come on out to help out for the best seat in the house!

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Jul 04 2016

Nova Scotia attacks the Baie!

This weekend marked the Rallye Baie des Chaleurs, the second round of the Canadian National Rally Championship which took place in New Richmond, Quebec. On hand were two teams from Nova Scotia to try out their skill and their vehicles on some of the most challenging and exciting roads the province of Quebec has to offer!

Once again Mal Swann and Martin Cadieux strapped into their rotary-powered 79 RX7 for the ride, but their day was unfortunately cut short by unrepairable steering issues after two of the ten stages.


Jonathan Conrad and Tim Dine made their first appearance at the Baie in Jonathan’s 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX and finished the regional portion of the rally, securing a 12th position overall in the East Canada Rally Championship out of 26 cars! Great job, guys!


2016 marks the 39th running of the historic Rallye Baie des Chaleurs which featured competitors from coast to coast and even Central America! For the first time RallyeBDC is featured as part of the international FIA NACAM Rally Championship as the 3rd event in their season. The NACAM Championship consists of events in Central, South and North America with this being their first foray to Canadian stages.


A selection of pictures from the event can be found on Gordon’s page here while full, detailed results can be found on RallyScoring.com. Stay tuned for more coverage on other sites including photos and articles on CDNRally.com and Youtube/TV Coverage by Bowes Media!

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Jun 14 2016

Photos from the 2016 BAC Bluenose TSD Rally

Prodigious photographer Harold Merklinger has posted photos from Sunday’s 2016 Bluenose TSD Rally! Head on over to have a look! Thanks to all who organized, volunteered and competed!

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Jun 06 2016

June Rally news!

The warmer weather has finally come and rally action is heating up along with it with all kinds of events and activities for the rally enthusiast this summer!

On Sunday 6 teams gathered for a Test and Tune event organized by the Bluenose Autosport Club. With a 2.77 kilometre stage run in both directions teams were provided the chance to bring the cars out of hibernation, shake out the cobwebs and try out new equipment, settings and techniques before next months Ledwidge Lookoff Rally!

Photos by Harold Merklinger have been posted here and here’s a taste of one of the stages:

Coming up next weekend, June 12th is the annual BAC Bluenose Navigational Rally. Starting and ending in Windsor, Nova Scotia, this is a fun event for any road-going vehicle and teams of all skill levels from first timers to experienced timing veterans!

In other news, local competitor Mal Swann and co-driver Martin Cadieux head back once again to Quebec this weekend for Rally Saguenay! Rumor also has it that several local teams will be competing at this year’s Rallye Baie des Chaleurs in July! Good luck, guys!

Stay tuned for details of all the upcoming events and don’t forget to join us on Facebook to chat about all things rally!

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Apr 29 2016

2015/2016 BAC RallyCross Championship Awards!

With the end of the 2015-2016 BAC RallyCross Championship the points have now been tallied up and the plaques made up. Presentations were made at the April BAC monthly meeting, captured by Harold Merklingler in his gallery here. Full results can be found on the Bluenose Autosport Club’s RallyCross page broken down into Overall and Class results. Hope to see everyone back in the dirt for 2016-2017!

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Apr 29 2016

BAC Bluenose Navigational Rally, June 12th!

Supplementary Regulations are now available for the 2016 BAC Bluenose Navigational Rally! You can find them on the Facebook Event. Navigational rally, also called TSD (Time/Speed/Distance) is an accuracy based rally event for a driver/co-driver team in any street legal vehicle. Cars follow the provided directions precisely, aiming to arrive at hidden checkpoints at the appropriate time without being early or late! Its a challenge for everyone with no experience required! Come on out and have fun!

The event will start and end at the Windsor Curling Club in Windsor, Nova Scotia. Check the Facebook Event for details and info! For more info on Navigational/TSD rallying click the section above!


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